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Virginia's On The Bay

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815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
361-749-4088
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family vacation

Food was excellent!!!!!! I had the crab legs that tasted great. The view was Amazing a little bit pricey but this is My favorite place so far.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent!!!!!! I had the crab legs that tasted great. The view was Amazing a little bit pricey but this is My favorite place so far.

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Salado, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Gumbo was good but not for the price $6 for a cup. Fried shrimp, fish were bland and ever the fries tasted as if they had been frozen are cut this morning and held in water. Tea is $3 a glass. We want be back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Long wait but decent food. I like the grilled shrimp. Yummy garlic potatoes and steamed veggies. Nice garden salad. Good waitress.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The shrimp cocktail had maybe 4 shrimp in it, no flavor, and was quite pricey for the quality. The service was nice, but couldn't overcome the bland food.

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Cypress, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I was there with my family for a weekend getaway. The restaurant looked clean and "fun". We put our name in to wait for a table with a hostess that was less than helpful or friendly. I stood by the bar for what ended up being a solid 15 minutes trying to get someone's attention to order drinks for my... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Food isn't very good although the place looks very appealing. In addition, the prices are high and the place can stink at times due to low tide or barnacles or something…not sure. It is open air and probably good for a burger and a beer…not much else. I've been 2-3 times with a group and have not been impressed whatsoever.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Although Virginia's has great visual appeal, why this place is so popular is beyond me. Service can be very spotty from 'not much at all' to an occasional visit from your server. A customer shouldn't have to go locate their server to pay the bill and leave. Don't buy the 1/2 shell oysters - they're completely flavorless (frozen?) and poorly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We love eating at Virginia's for the food, drinks, and of course, the view. Our favorite is eating at the bar with Len the bartender, having crab and smoked yellowfin tuna dip and other appetizers and lots of drinks. Great way to spend a summer evening.

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Rio Frio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Five star view and five star prices with average food. Just know you are going to pay out the kazoo for uninspired food. With regard to the meals, the fried oysters were good. When you average a five star view with three star food, it equals out to a rating of 4 for Virginia's On The Bay. One more thing,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stopped for an early dinner. Virginia's was already busy and we opted to wait for a table overlooking the marina. Our wait was not long. The service was excellent. We had pan seared fish with lobster sauce, fried fish and shrimp. Everything was excellent. Well prepared and presented. The view of the arena and boats and ships going by... More 

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Address: 815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
Phone Number: 361-749-4088
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: 815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-4088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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